HR PROJECT MANAGEMENT

You will need to research and identify a project of your choosing to be the representative project for this course. The project identified by you will be applied for all of the assignments as appropriate.

It can be argued that one of your most important assets to a project is your “human” resource. Therefore, a key project management skill is leadership in terms of developing and motivating the project team. In this course, you will gain expertise in preparing a strategy incorporating good human resource practices based on accepted theories and models. You will select a project that you may have developed in a previous class or a known project in an organization that has a project team that could benefit from a Project Human Resource Management Strategy Plan.

Throughout this course, you will be working on developing several components of the final Key Assignment. Additional information and the deliverables for each Individual Project will be provided in the assignment description for this project.

In this first Individual Project, you are asked to develop the outline of the sections that will be included in your Project Human Resource Management Strategy Plan document and a draft of a proposal to submit to your instructor. The other information that you will include is a high-level description of the project that you will be developing the strategy plan for.

You will also be setting up the final Key Assignment outline that you will add to each week. The combined Individual Project (IP) assignments will be your final Key Assignment deliverable.

Project Selection

The first step will be to select a project that you plan to develop a human recourse strategy plan for. This project will be used as the basis for each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to the following guidelines:

Nontrivial: The selected project candidate should reflect a real-life project.
Domain knowledge: You will be applying knowledge of this project to address assignments related to motivating and supporting the human resource component of the project.

Select a project that fits these requirements, and submit your proposal to your instructor before proceeding further with the assignments in the course. Approval should be sought within the first few days of the course. Your instructor will tell you how to submit this proposal and what notification will be given for project approval.

Assignment Guidelines

Your first task in this process will be to select a project to use as the basis of your Key Assignment. You will also create the shell document for the final project Key Assignment document deliverable that you will be working on throughout the course. As you proceed through each project phase, you will add content to each section of the final document to progressively complete the final project delivery, which is the Project Human Resource Management Strategy Plan.

The following are the project deliverables:

Submit the project proposal to your instructor for approval.
Project Human Resource Management Strategy Plan document shell:
Use Word
Title page
Course number and name
Project name
Your name
Date
Table of Contents (TOC)
Use an autogenerated TOC.
This should be on a separate page.
This should be a maximum of 3 levels deep.
Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so that it is up-to-date before submitting your project.
Section Headings (create each heading on a new page with “TBD” as content, except for Week 1)
Project Outline
Communication and Leadership Style Assessment
Motivating Project Team Strategy
Project Conflict and Stress Assessment
Conflict Management Strategy
Consensus Decision Making
Communications Plan
Project Leadership Strategy
New content to be inserted in above shell:
Project Outline
Brief description of the project
Overall project deliverable
Material can be taken from approved proposal submitted to instructor, and will serve as the draft for the proposal
Be sure project is approved by the instructor
Communication and Leadership Style Assessment
Select 1 of the links that you researched in this week’s Discussion Board, and assess your leadership style.
Put together a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis based on the results of the assessment, listing a minimum of 3 under each category.

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

Select 1 of the links researched in this week’s Discussion Board, and assess your communication style.
Discuss the results, placing emphasis on your strong forms of communication and a plan to develop the weaker areas that are important to managing projects.
Name the document “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_MPM468_IP1.doc.”